Mexico’s lively and unique capital boasts an impressive selection of world-class universities, with no less than eight universities in (or close to) the city featuring in the QS World University Rankings® 2016-2017. Its leading institution, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) is well established as one of the top universities in Latin American, a regular fixture at the top of QS’s dedicated regional ranking.
This year, UNAM stands at 128th in the world and third in Latin America, helping Mexico City to achieve an exceptional score in the Employer Activity category, based on the reputation of the city’s ranked institutions among domestic and international graduate employers.
Mexico City is typically described as a place of contrasts and variety. Students choosing to study here should be aware of the city’s reputation for pollution and crime and be prepared for these aspects. Nevertheless, the city is also known and loved for its grand old colonial-era buildings, its traditional street food, historic sites and archaeological excavations, vibrant annual carnival celebrations, and diverse nightlife.
In addition, Mexico City scores extremely well in the Affordability category of the QS Best Student Cities index, due to relatively low tuition fees and low living costs, especially when compared to cities in North America, Western Europe and Australia, for example.
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Internationally ranked universities in Mexico City
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Number of universities ranked by QS
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM; 128th)
Average international fees (at ranked unis)
Employer Activity rank
Student Experience rank
To find out how each of the above categories is calculated, view the methodology.